The resources in this area can be used independently or in groups to build financial capability knowledge and skills.

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Designing a tiny house

Create a draft plan of a tiny house/whare. Include a floor plan that identifies key features.

Create a final plan of a tiny house/whare. Include a floor plan layout that meets necessary specifications. Include your calculations of surface area and volume.

Use the activity brief to evaluate your final tiny house/whare plan. Justify its layout and include any calculations you have made. Get feedback from the grandparent or retired person you interviewed and include this in your evaluation.

Digital Technologies

Digital media production: Create your character

Before undertaking this activity do the following activities first:

Record keeping
Make sure you keep good records of your technological processes. Record keeping can be oral, graphical, written, and/or electronic, depending on your needs.

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Social Sciences

Every New Zealander has the right to a decent home

Working in a group, define what factors make a home good to live in? List your ideas.

Identify different housing options in your community.

Watch Whare Māori - Kainga/The Village. List the values and perspectives that influence the way homes are built in your community.

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Social Sciences

Every New Zealander has the right to a decent home

In pairs, explain your top three criteria for a what makes a home good to live in. Rank them in order of priority.

Compare a traditional marae to an urban marae. Discuss the ways marae reflect changing needs over time.

Analyse the benefits of communal/community living and ways that this approach could help in a housing crisis.

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Social Sciences

Every New Zealander has the right to a decent home

Evaluate one of these claims:

  • Local government  should be responsible for ensuring all members of their communities have homes
  • Every New Zealander has a right to live in a safe and healthy home

Create a concept design board of a futuristic  marae or Sāmoan village that provides housing for elderly people. Add notes that explain key features of your design. Create an overview that explains factors that influenced your design.

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Social Sciences

Financial decision making

Read this Sorted blog about pay later options. List the disadvantages and advantages of each option.

Read Hire purchase – the true cost of hire purchase and list things young people should know about this method of payment.

List some online purchases you or someone in your family have made and explain why you (or they) chose to buy these items online.

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Equipping young people for their financial future, embedding good money habits early on.

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Written in English with resources aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Written in te reo Māori with resources aligned to Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

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